At writing time of this article Python 3.5.5 latest stable version is available to download and install. This article will help you to install Python 3.5.5 on Ubuntu and Linuxmint operating system. To know more about this version visit Python official website.
Step 1 – Prerequsites
You must have fulfilled all the prerequisites for installing Python on Ubuntu and Linuxmint. Use the following command to install all the prerequisites. After that go for the Python installation on Ubuntu.
sudo apt-get install build-essential checkinstall sudo apt-get install libreadline-gplv2-dev libncursesw5-dev libssl-dev libsqlite3-dev tk-dev libgdbm-dev libc6-dev libbz2-dev
Step 2 – Download Python 3.5
Download Python source code archive from its official download website. You can also download Python 3.5 version using the following commands.
cd /usr/src wget https://www.python.org/ftp/python/3.5.5/Python-3.5.5.tgz
Now extract the downloaded archive on your system.
sudo tar xzf Python-3.5.5.tgz
Step 3 – Install Python on Linux
Use below set of commands to compile Python source code on your system using altinstall. This will install Python on an Ubuntu and LinuxMint system.
cd Python-3.5.5 sudo ./configure --enable-optimizations sudo make altinstall
Step 4 – Check the Python Version
You have successfully installed Python on Linux. Check the Python version installed using the command:
python3.5 -VPython 3.5.5